Obama appoints 'Sheriff Joe' to oversee new accountability plan
Nobody messes with Sheriff Joe Biden.
President Barack Obama launched his “Campaign to Cut Waste” June 13 and appointed Biden to lead it because, as Obama said in a video message posted on WhiteHouse.gov, “no one messes with Joe.”
Stephanie Cutter, assistant to the president and deputy senior adviser, echoed that sentiment during a call with reporters the same day when she referred to Biden as “Sheriff Joe.”
Cutter said the president chose Biden to head the campaign because of the role the vice president played in implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Posted by Alyah Khan on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM